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Who is this qualification for?

The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace. The first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill health but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health. 

A mental health first aider is a nominated person within an organisation who anyone can go to, to assist with a mental health problem. The first aider will help to advise and guide those needing assistance and will have knowledge of how to identify those who are developing mental health issues.

This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment. 

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 12 hours of learning, typically over 2 days.

Topics covered

The qualification covers the following components:


Unit 1:  Introduction to mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing

  • Understand mental health and wellbeing

  • Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals

  • Understand the mental health continuum

  • Understand ways to self-manage own wellbeing

Unit 2:  Introduction to first aid for mental health

  • Understand the principles of first aid for mental health

  • Know how to recognise mental ill health in self and others

  • Understand how to support mental wellbeing in the workplace

  • Understand how to promote a mental wellness culture in the workplace

  • Understand the importance of resilience and protection of self for first aiders for mental health

Assessment method

This is by 2 multiple-choice examinations, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learned.

Qualification outcome

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the assessment. You will receive a Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health certificate which is advised to be refreshed after three years

Please note that all certificates are now digital unless requested otherwise.

Training benefits

Awarding Body Regulated Trainers

Training to suit your business needs

We can come to you, at your premises

Save £££’s over traditional off site courses.


Discounts available!


Course discounts, multi-course packages and other special offers are available on all courses. Speak to one of our team to find out our more!

  • Awarding Body Regulated trainers, come to you.

  • Onsite training allows you to train more employees at less cost, maximizing compliance.

  • Train at a time and date that suits your business.

  • Save £££’s over traditional off-site courses.

  • Employees are onsite, ready to return to work immediately after training.

  • No extra travel expenses for staff or disruption to schedules.


Let us come to you!

It's easy to book your onsite Mental Health First Aid course with us, we take care of everything.

All that you need at your site is a room big enough to comfortably seat all of your candidates. Our trainer will arrive with a laptop, projector, all training materials and accompanying training manuals.

Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid
for Mental Health




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